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Ireland has its first dedicated potato supplier to chippers

Ireland has its first dedicated potato supplier to chippers

October 12, 2021
Meadowfresh Foods in Tallow, Co. Waterford and O'Shea Farms/Iverk Produce, based in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, have joined forces to become Ireland’s first dedicated fresh chipping potato packer and distributor.
WPC 2022 Call for Abstracts.

World Potato Congress 2022 (WPC2022) Call for Abstracts

October 06, 2021
The call for abstract submission for WPC 2022 is now open and authors are encouraged to submit their abstract online for consideration. Deadline for Oral Submissions: 30th November 2021. Deadline for Poster Submission: 15th February 2022.
Industry Awards Call for Nominations - 11th World Potato Congress, Dublin, Ireland, May 30 to June 2, 2022

World Potato Congress calls for nominations for the Industry Award ceremony at their next conference in Dublin, Ireland

July 26, 2021
Romain Cools, President and CEO, World Potato Congress Inc., and Tamas Houlihan, Chairman, WPC Industry Awards Committee, are now requesting nominations for the 2022 World Potato Congress Industry Awards.
Potatoes continue to pack a punch for family enterprise

Potatoes continue to pack a punch for Irish family enterprise

June 24, 2021
Smaller pack sizes and new packaging formats that allow potatoes to be microwaved for convenience, are among the industry trends being embraced by K&K Produce, which is based in Fingal, Co. Dublin.
Tesco Ireland Unveils Home-Recyclable Potato Packaging

Tesco Ireland Unveils Home-Recyclable Potato Packaging

June 01, 2021
Tesco has become the first retailer in Ireland to make its packaging for 1kg new season potatoes fully recyclable while also reducing the amount of paper used in its 2.5kg potato packaging.
Perfect Planning Allows Sam Dennigan & Company to Comfortably Meet Increased Demand

Perfect Planning Allows Sam Dennigan & Company to Comfortably Meet Increased Demand for fresh potatoes

May 18, 2021
For some companies, responding to a sudden and unexpected increase in demand could cause problems, but not at Sam Dennigan and Company, which handled a 20% rise in orders with ease.
Europatat Congress 2021 – Registrations are open!

Europatat Congress 2021 – Registrations are open!

May 03, 2021
Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, is excited to announce the opening of registrations for its upcoming annual Europatat Congress that will be organized on Thursday, 10th of June in a virtual format.
Lidl Ireland and Meade Farm introduce limited edition Irish Gold Potatoes

Lidl Ireland and Meade Farm introduce limited edition Irish Gold Potatoes

March 22, 2021
Lidl Ireland and its supplier, Meade Farm, have introduced an exclusive limited edition range of Irish Gold Potatoes
Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

January 29, 2021
Ireland’s seed potato sector looks set to get a Brexit shot in the arm. This was one of the key messages delivered courtesy of the second Spring Tillage Webinar, hosted by Teagasc this week.
‘Stop/start’ harvest results in challenging year for Irish potato growers

‘Stop/start’ harvest results in challenging year for Irish potato growers

January 16, 2021
Not getting the maincrop harvest completed until the days directly before Christmas has added considerably to the production costs incurred during 2020 by some potato growers.
The Meade Potato Company in Ireland has started to extract starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products

Meade Potato Company adds starch extraction facility

December 10, 2020
Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products.
Irish Potato Market Report: retail demand remains strong

Irish Potato Market Report: retail demand remains strong

November 13, 2020
Consumption and retail demand remains strong as we approach week 4 of lockdown measures although processing trade remains minimal.

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